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NYN Media Reports - The high price of higher learning: With $1.1 trillion in total outstanding student loan debt in the U.S., American college education is among the least affordable in the world. In New York in 2010, graduates held 11.2 percent more debt than the national average, and $1 billion has been cut from higher education over the past 15 years. We examine why student loan debt is so high, and if attending a nonprofit educational institution can help to ease that burden.
Sale of federal mortgages to investors puts greater burden on blacks, suit says: The New York Times writes that redlining, in which the federal government avoided insuring mortgages in black neighborhoods, has long been outlawed, but in New York City, the federal government is again disproportionately hurting black homeowners, according to a federal lawsuit filed by a nonprofit that represents low-income New Yorkers. This time, the suit says, the government is fueling racial disparities not through its lending policies but in how it handles foreclosures.
Report shows racial disparities in city arrest reduction efforts: White suspects got the most breaks under a push by the city to reduce the impact of police enforcement on black and Hispanic communities, according to the New York Post. Records obtained under the Freedom of Information Law show that 50 percent of white suspects who were arrested in the first three months of 2016 got desk-appearance tickets, up from 42 percent in the same months of 2013, during former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s last term.
City pol's opposition to Manhattan project could doom Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan: Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez said he's against allowing an apartment building of up to 17 stories in Inwood, the Daily News writes. Barring last minute changes, the Council is now expected to vote to reject the zoning plan today. The project was the first proposed by a private developer under mandatory inclusionary housing, a de Blasio administration policy that forces developers to include affordable housing in any project that needs zoning approval.
Podcast - Inside MacArthur’s $100 Million ‘big bet’: Cecilia Conrad, the foundation’s managing director, traces the history of the 100&Change idea and outlines the process for the competition for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the MacArthur Fellows Program and talks about her "love-hate relationship" with the term "genius grants."
Affordable housing rules apply to Bronx complex, but not one in Manhattan: The New York City Planning Commission on Monday declined to impose a key plank of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan on a boutique condominium proposed for Manhattan, the New York Times reports. A fierce debate has emerged over whether the 62-unit development, on West 18th Street just off the Avenue of the Americas, must make 25 to 30 percent of its units affordable under the city’s new mandatory inclusionary housing program.
On Staten Island, old fears and new pressures stoke housing tensions:Reverend Dr. Terry Troia, the executive director of Project Hospitality, writes in City Limits that Staten Island must find a way to have all levels of income live together in new apartment development – developments in line with the character of the neighborhood.
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Last chance to apply for research trip grant
Applications close Sept. 9 for the David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship, which is awarded to a CEO of a nonprofit organization in New York, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia. The 2016 Fellowship recipient will receive a grant of $20,000 to cover airfare, accommodation and other costs associated with a research trip/s to research best practice social innovation internationally. Visit us to apply.
More than 8,600 lbs. of food collected for Catholic Charities food pantries during iHeartMedia’s annual food drive:
Catholic Charities Community Services in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster counties were the beneficiaries of iHeartMedia’s annual Summer Stuff the Bus Food Drive for the second summer in a row. More than 8,600 pounds of non-perishable food items, the equivalent of 7,200 meals, were donated by shoppers at five mid-Hudson area Stop & Shop store locations over a weekend this summer.
Career moves - UJA-Federation names new chief program officer:
UJA-Federation of New York announced the appointment of Rabbi Deborah Joselow as UJA-Federation's Chief Program Officer. Rabbi Joselow will assume this new role on Sept. 13, reporting to Eric S. Goldstein, the organization’s CEO. She currently serves as Managing Director of UJA-Federation's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal. In her new role as Chief Program Officer, Rabbi Joselow will lead all UJA program strategy and grant-making, which totaled more than $140M in the last fiscal year.
LICADD receives $2,500 grant for Student Assistance Program from PSEG Foundation:
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence received a $2,500 grant from PSEG for the Student Assistance Program. Funding will help to support the ongoing operation of LICADD’s SAP designed to educate young people about the potential health consequences associated with substance abuse in an age appropriate manner. The TGFD prevention program helps children build core social competencies, refusal skills and protective factors relating to tobacco and other drug use during their critical formative educational years.
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Bilingual Case Managers and Clinicians needed in Dobbs Ferry (Westchester County). The primary task of the Case Manager is to ensure the safe and expedited release of UAC to potential sponsors that meet the ORR criteria for release. Case Manager in consultation with Clinicians is responsible for assessing the needs of each UAC in care. Case Manager, along with Clinicians, also develop implement and coordinate Individual Service Plans for UAC. These plans are oriented toward safe family reunification, preparation for return to the country of origin, transfer to a higher level of care or a less restrictive setting, or transition to an alternative living arrangement once legal immigration status has been obtained.
SCO Family of Services is seeking a Case Worker who can provide casework services to children and families. Their role specifically includes: Developing and implement service plan as part of the RTC multi-disciplinary Treatment Team. Focusing on permanency planning and discharge planning; Provide on-going assessment of risk and safety for each case, making necessary referrals for children and families; Developing and maintaining Electronic and Paper Case Records; Ensuring timely and thorough documentation in case record including FASPS, progress notes, and other reports; Providing crisis-intervention when necessary; and acting as a liaison between ACS, DSS, OCFS, OPWDD or any other contract agency, school or service provider.
The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving people with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking a Payroll Specialist to administer payroll processing by gathering and verifying information, making calculations, inputting data for processing biweekly payroll, printing reports, inputting corrections and transmitting payroll, checking output and making adjustments as necessary.
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POLITICAL BULLETIN by CITY & STATE:
* Citizens Union ripped a deal between the City Council and the NYPD to avoid a vote on controversial police reform bills because the good government group contends it’s useless without a written agreement, the Daily News reports.
* Errol Louis writes in the Daily News that the prime directive of Crown Heights politics over the past 25 years has been to avoid another riot, which has been done thanks to countless neighborhood diplomats.
* State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has named Charles Czuberla, a retired 29-year veteran of the state Education Department, as monitor for the troubled East Ramapo school district, the Times Union reports.
NYN SOCIAL BUZZ
Upcoming galas and events:
Aug. 17 -- ACC's Pit Bowl
Aug. 22 -- Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk hosts the 18th Annual Roger Metcalf Memorial Golf Classic at the Southward Ho Golf and Country Club in Bay Shore.
Sept. 7 -- Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS will host its fifth annual summer soiree and fundraiser, Picnic By Design.
Sept. 9 -- Tuesday’s Children hosts “Rise Up” Downtown”
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Join the fun at the 15th Anniversary of “Camp Finance.” Hosted by NYCON on October 6th & 7th at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY, this is an incomparable two-day retreat experience for Executive Directors, Financial Staff, Board Members, Fundraisers, Marketing and Development Staff alike. Keynote Speakers include Vu Le, Nonprofit Humorist fromnonprofitwithballs.com and Melanie Herman, Executive Director at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Information Online Now.
NONPROFITS IN THE NEWS
Executive director is leaving El Museo del Barrio: Just two years after becoming the executive director of El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel Veneciano announced that he would step down at the end of the month “to pursue new opportunities,” according to the New York Times.
Harlem Business Alliance launches incubator for black women entrepreneurs: The Harlem Business Alliance recently launched the Lillian Project, which aims to give native-born African American women, who fall within the low-to middle-income bracket, a shot at opening their dream business, DNAinfo reports. Gina Ramcharan, the director of the project, said the organization worked with the Michigan-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which provided $300,000 to create an incubator for prospective minority entrepreneurs.
Political and social issues join celebrity satires at this year's Fringe Festival: New York theater companies are often in a perpetual battle to balance their books, but that generally hasn't been the case for the nonprofit behind the New York International Fringe Festival, where tickets max out at 18 dollars, Crain’s writes. Contributions and grants make up the rest of the roughly one million dollar budget of the nonprofit Present Theatre Co., which puts on the Fringe.
On Thursday, September 15th, New York Nonprofit Media will host the 2nd annual Nonprofit MarkCon which will bring together marketing and communications executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to build a brand. We expect over 200 nonprofit communications, marketing, PR and strategy executives to attend this event. Topics to include: brand transformation, social media, event planning, integrated marketing, data analytics and more. If you are looking to reach nonprofit executives pleaseclick here.
Submit your nomination for New York Nonprofit Media’s first Cause Awards 2016: Honoring individuals/agencies/philanthropists who’ve had a major impact on the top human services concerns of the New York nonprofit sector throughout 2016. If a colleague, client or employer has had a major impact on one of this year's top causes though good work or philanthropy, nominate them for this great honor today by clicking here. The opportunity to submit your nominations will officially close Friday, September 16th at 6 pm.
SECTOR FOCUS: Environmental Nonprofits
Aquarium, marine group plan to tag sharks off LI this month: Biologist Jon Forrest Dohlin will be observing as other researchers attach satellite and acoustic transmitters to as many sharks as they can find this month in a two-week expedition led by the New York Aquarium and Ocearch, the nonprofit behind the global shark tracker, Newsday writes. They want to find out if sharks are making the waters here their nursery, their playground, their summer hangout and why.
Cleaner creeks and bays, but how will New Yorkers access the waters they own?: Environmental nonprofits talk to City Limits, which reports that after decades of neglecting and polluting its network of waterbodies, New York City is slowly reclaiming its creeks, marshes and shorelines. Yet ongoing environmental issues and scarce access to the water, which is mostly still treated as something to look at more than experience, is hindering New York from reaching its full potential as a waterfront city.
TODAY’S GOVERNMENT SKED
12 p.m. - New York City Public Advocate Letitia James hosts press conference to make announcement with New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, Commissioner Loree Sutton and Commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
2:45 p.m. - Brewer attends Goddard Riverside NORC fifteenth anniversary celebration, Strycker’s Bay community room, 66 W. 94th St., Manhattan.